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Bobby Byrd’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) August 15, 1934

Death Date September 12, 2007

Age of Death 73 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession R&B Singer

The r&b singer Bobby Byrd died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered as the founder of the influential R&B group The Famous Flames, he was also responsible for discovering the acclaimed funk and soul vocalist James Brown. In 1998, Byrd was chosen by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation as the recipient of the prestigious Pioneer Award.

He and his sister, Sarah, spent their childhoods in Toccoa, Georgia. During his marriage to soul singer Vicki Anderson (which lasted from the early 1970s until his death in 2007), Byrd raised children named Keisha, Carleen, Bartlett, Anthony, and James.

Bobby Byrd, a longtime collaborator with James Brown and co-founder of the Famous Flames, died this week at his home near Atlanta. He was 73. Byrd died Wednesday, a spokesman for Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home in Atlanta said. News accounts attributed the death to cancer.